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Tsar Liberation Monument

Tsar Liberation Monument (1 Narodno Sabranie Square, Sofia) — the Monument to the Tsar Liberator is located in the centre of Sofia.  It was erected in 1907 to honor Russian Emperor Alexander II (who liberated Bulgaria from Ottoman rule during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78).  The monument was made of black polished granite from Vitosha […]

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Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church

Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church (25 Graf Ignatiev Street, Sofia) — looking at the pretty church that stands in the middle of the park, it is not obvious that this was once a mosque. Its current name is in reference to Sofia being liberated on the feast day of one of the Holy Seven Saints: Sveti Naum.  […]

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St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker church

St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker (3 Tsar Osvoboditel Street, Sofia) — Walking down ‘Tsar Osvoboditel Street, you will see the beautiful gold domes of the so-called ‘the prettiest church in Sofia’. Its high dome, surrounded by four smaller domes, all made of gold harmonize perfectly with the roof of the church which is covered with green […]

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St. George Rotunda

St. George Rotunda (32 Kniaz Dondukov Blvd., Sofia) — Hidden away in a courtyard of the Presidency and the dainty Sheraton Hotel, amid remains of the ancient town of Serdica, rises the famous Roman Rotunda, a red-brick building transformed into the present day St. George Church. The Roman Rotunda (St. George Church) is the oldest […]

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Sofia City Art Gallery

Sofia City Art Gallery (1 Gen. Gurko Street, Sofia) — this is a museum with longstanding traditions.  Its role is to present the facts of Bulgarian cultural history in an analytical and modern way and to actively intervene in art developments by original and impressive projects.  Today the Sofia City Art Gallery possesses some of […]

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Presidency Building

Presidency Building (2 Dondukov Blvd., Sofia) — in the history of modern Bulgarian State, the functions of head of State have been performed by a monarch, a Regency Council and, later on, by collegial bodies like a Presidium of the National Assembly and a State Council. The institution of President of the Republic has a […]

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National Palace of Culture

National Palace of Culture (1 Bulgaria Square, Sofia) — The National Palace of Culture (NPC) abbreviated in Bulgarian as NDK is the largest multifunctional congress, conference, convention and exhibition center in Southeastern Europe.  The NPC contains 15 multifunctional halls, 55 premises for meetings, with total capacity of more than 8,000 seats and more than 15,000 […]

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National Museum of Natural History

National Museum of Natural History (1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, Sofia) — The National Museum of Natural History (NMNHS) has a history of more than one hundred and twenty years. It is the oldest museum in Bulgaria and the oldest and richest among the natural history museums on the Balkan Peninsula.  s the only national institution […]

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National Museum of Military History

National Museum of Military History (92 Cherkovna Street, Sofia) – this is a state museum, which is a structure of the Ministry of Defense (respectively the Ministry of War and the Ministry of National Defense).  The museum has existed under various names and subordinate to various institutions since 1 August 1914 (in practice since 4 […]

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National History Museum

National History Museum (16 Vitoshko lale Street, Sofia) — founded in 1973, the National Museum of History in Sofia contains more than 680,000 exhibits and is one of the largest history museums on the Balkans.  The aim of the museum is to provide a comprehensive view on Bulgarian history from the prehistory to present, in […]